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Bermuda Beasts: Parrotfish

Behold, the jewel of our water, the parrotfish! Parrotfish are common around Bermuda and our waters are some of the only places where they can still be seen in large herds. Popular reefs for the spectacle include Gravelly Bay (next to John Smiths) and Eastern Blue Cut.   Bermuda has at least nine species of parrotfish, from common and classic Queen parrotfish to somewhat less common Redband varieties. Parrotfish species are extremely well represented here due to our prohibition of…


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Morgan’s Island Hosts Rediscovered Endemic Snail

Morgan’s Island is a sentinel to Ely’s Harbour, an idyllic calm cove used for mooring pleasure boats. This picturesque little island is owned by the Bermuda National Trust, and has come in to the limelight recently as one of two…


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5 Gardens Every Nature Lover will Adore

Studies show that just 5 minutes spent in nature can help to improve your mood. Here are 5 gardens worth experiencing for the sake of mental health.   1. Palm Grove Although privately owned by the Gibbons family, the public…


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How to Bring Your Garden Back After a Hurricane

There is no time for tears in the garden after a storm as there is plenty of work to be done. First thing, if you have electricity and water, is to wash the salt off your plants. If you don’t…


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In the Garden: Autumn

In North America and Europe, people associate mid-September with Harvest Festival, a time for celebrating the past year’s crops and anticipating a barren winter. In Bermuda we certainly have our fall crops in time for Halloween. (See fall crops and…

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Bermuda Beasts: The Centipede

Feared worse than any other creature, big or small in Bermuda is the dreaded centipede. Large and venomous, just the thought of a centipede is enough to unnerve even the strongest of humans. Once thought to only inhabit St. David’s,…